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Lost My Bialy Virginity

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Lost My Bialy Virginity

lexismore | Mar 12, 2012 12:01 PM

I was born and raised in the city, but somehow have managed (unintentionally) to avoid bialys for the first 28 years of my life.

Yesterday morning, I found myself hungry, and walking past Kossar's, which of course, I have heard numerous great things about on these boards.

I went in, and ordered a bialy. It was tough. The texture reminded me of a day-old bagel. It didn't have much flavor. There was some sort of onion in the middle which was pretty good. Overall, I was completely unimpressed.

Now if I had gotten the exact same thing at a street cart, I would've just assumed it was a poor example. But this was Kossar's, supposedly the best bialy in the city. So my question is this - was that an incredibly off day for them, or do I just not like bialys?

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Kossar's Bialys
367 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

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